3 of the Best Places to Rent a Boat in Destin FL
If you only stay on dry land during your vacation in Destin, Florida, you’re going to miss half the fun! Some of the most beautiful spots along the Emerald Coast are only accessible by boat. Destin is home to a number of great rental companies where you can borrow a boat and enjoy an adventure on the sparkling waters around the Gulf. To help you make the most of your next getaway, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to three of the best places to rent a boat in Destin FL.
1. For a Trip to Choctawhatchee Bay: Luther’s Pontoon Rentals
Choctawhatchee Bay is a gorgeous inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors go boating in the bay in search of the Emerald Coast’s most beloved animals: dolphins. If you’re planning a trip to Choctawhatchee Bay, we recommend renting a pontoon boat from Luther’s.
One of the most highly regarded rental companies in the area, Luther’s offers three sizes of pontoon boats. Customers can choose from a 20-foot boat for up to 7 passengers, a 24-foot boat for up to 12 passengers, or a 28-foot boat for up to 14 passengers. Luther’s larger rentals are great if you’re traveling with other couples or looking for a fun activity to do with your wedding guests.
2. For a Trip to Crab Island: S.E.A. Chase Watersports
Crab Island is one of Destin’s most famous destinations. Despite its name, Crab Island isn’t actually an island; it is an underwater sandbar. Visitors come from far and wide to anchor their boats at Crab Island and wade around in the waist-deep water. In the summer months, Crab Island features a fun party atmosphere, complete with floating food vendors, inflatable obstacle courses and slides, and live music. (If you visit Crab Island, be sure to keep your wits about you in case of strong tidal currents.)
Renting a pontoon boat from S.E.A. Chase Watersports is one of our favorite ways to get to Crab Island. All of S.E.A. Chase’s pontoon boats come with a free stand-up paddle board or kayak, so you can explore the sandbar after you have anchored your boat. It’s easy to see why S.E.A. Chase Watersports is one of the best places to rent a boat in Destin FL!
3. For a Sail Boat Adventure: Destin Vacation Boat Rentals
If you’re looking for an alternative to a pontoon boat, you can rent a sailboat from Destin Vacation Boat Rentals. What could be more romantic than sailing around Destin Harbor on your very own catamaran? These 14-foot sailboats can seat 4 people and are available for rent at Baytowne Marina. For visitors who aren’t comfortable sailing by themselves, Destin Vacation Boat Rentals also offers chartered sailboat tours with Captain Pam.
When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will be near all of the best places to rent a boat in Destin FL. Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our adults only bed and breakfast was voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. To learn more about everything the Henderson Park Inn has to offer, visit our Amenities page.